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Amazing water views! Near beaches, big pool & spa!

Bedrooms 2
Space 890 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 29 nights


About the property

Watch the dolphins, birds, & boats go by from 2 bedroom, 2 bath bay front villa

January 2018 - 2 to 3 weeks available Jan 1 - Jan 22!

Enjoy your beautiful bay front view in comfort. The Pelican’s Cove is a fantastic end-unit villa with the best views overlooking Boca Ciega bay! So close to world famous beaches: Fort DeSoto, Pass-A-Grille and St. Pete Beach are all a short distance from home! This bright, clean villa boasts new laminate flooring (2015), key-less entry, remodeled kitchen (June 2013) with Quartz counter tops, and all new, comfortable furnishings. High speed and WiFi internet as well as unlimited long distance calling to US and Canada are included. The Boardwalk Pasta and Seafood restaurant (a local favorite!), the Tokyo Bay Japanese Restaurant, and Subway are a short walk down the road. We also supply a FL toll transponder as an added convenience that works on the three tolls surrounding Isla del Sol!

Walk a few steps from your covered parking spot to the front door of your villa on the same level. Outdoor stairs lead you down to a beautiful, ground level pool. There's also convenient elevator access to get down to the ground floor if desired.

Interested in more than fantastic beaches and relaxing by the pool that gets sun all day? Then head to downtown to St. Petersburg, only 15 minutes away, for lively dining, museums, galleries, shopping, professional sports and more! You are only 30 minutes to Tampa: International airports, professional sports, fine dining and more! And it should go without saying that challenging golf courses are what this area is known for! If you are a golfer, the private Yacht and Country Club down the street offers summer guest memberships May - September. Clearwater and Sarasota are also about a 40 minute drive and Orlando, Disney World, or Busch Gardens make a great day trip!

We know there are quite a few options to stay on our wonderful island, Isla del Sol, but there are not many with the prime location, serene views, and owners who take pride in their villa and have spent much time and resources making it as comfortable and convenient as possible for our guests. We want The Pelican’s Cove to be your home away from home. We look forward to having you!.

Here's a detailed description of the villa:

Master Bedroom: Brand new king size Simmons pillow top mattress, ample storage, 32” HDTV, cable, ceiling light and fan, walk-in closet, private Master Bath, stunning northern water views.

2nd Bedroom: 2 twin beds, 32” HDTV, cable, access to balcony, ceiling light and fan, over-sized windows with breathtaking west/northwest view of the bay.

Bathrooms: 2 full baths with tubs and overhead showers. New vanities, mirrors, paint and accessories.

Kitchen: Extensively remodeled in June 2013 with plenty of cabinetry and Quartz counter tops. New microwave, dishwasher, new oven/range, and refrigerator. Renovation included the partial removal of a wall to fully enjoy bay views even from the kitchen.

Dining Area: Well-lit area with pass-through to kitchen. 4-person dining table and chairs. There are additional folding chairs located in the balcony closet if there is a need for additional seating.

Living Room: Gorgeous views! 42” HDTV with Blu Ray DVD player and HD cable. Comfortable, full-size convertible couch that sleeps 2.

Balcony and outdoor features: Watch the dolphins, pelicans, and the passing boats from the balcony or from the lovely shore grounds and community pier. Or check on your family members down by the pool off to your left. The sunsets never cease to amaze and you have a front row seat to enjoy the fireworks displays!

Amenities: New washing machine and dryer in the unit. Air Conditioning. Plenty of new linens & towels provided. Same level parking.

Pool & hot tub: Shared hot tub & heated pool on the lovely grounds overlooking the bay. The Jacuzzi offers an Infinity pool experience!

Entertainment: Fishing is common among the area's residents and guests. Pull on your waders and grab your pole or net and fish right in your backyard. Your family and friends will be 50 feet behind you, cheering you on from the balcony. Or grab your pole and tackle box and cast away from the community's fishing pier.

A few books and games will be waiting for you in your villa, but you can also check out the puzzles and entertainment going on in the association's community area. Casa Del Mar 3 residents and guests are very welcoming and social!

Communications: Telephone and digital answering machine to record your own personal greeting. Unlimited calling to U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, wireless internet, and broadband access are included.

Should you require an additional parking spot for your entire stay, then an additional parking fee is required by our association.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the villa or the surrounding areas

More Details

Jenny Cincotta
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Why Jenny Cincotta chose Isla del Sol

This lovely condo/villa has been affectionately named 'Pelican's Cove' by its owners (a mother, son, daughter and son-in-law) because these beautiful birds seem to love hanging out in the waters right below our balcony! We live and work in the Chicago area where the weather is generally less than ideal so many of our vacations were spent along the gulf coast of Florida. It turned out that the St Petersburg area became our favorite destination; Julie actually met her husband there and their beautiful wedding took place at the Don CeSar hotel!

We have remodeled and totally refurbished our unit with the comfort and happiness of our guests in mind. We want you to spend your 'best vacation ever' at the Pelican's Cove and want to make sure that you love our villa so much that you reserve your time with us year after year! My family and I look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful vacation retreat and invite you to contact us with any questions that you may have. Hope to hear from you soon! Nick, Jenny, Mark, and Julie

What makes this condo unique

We fell in love with the views from the first time we saw the property. Relax on the balcony, sofa, any of the beds and enjoy the peaceful water views and watching the boats and sea birds. Walk along the shore at low tide and around the quiet golf club community.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jenny's place is beautifully located. Sitting in the living room, dining room, or on the balcony you can watch a constantly changing scene of birds and boats on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. There are plenty of places to walk and bicycle in the area, and one of my favorite finds was a great yoga studio only a 10 minute walk from door to door. The entire complex is well-maintained and felt very safe. The condo was very quiet and comfortably furnished. Many nights we fell asleep with the sound of waves lapping at the shore outside our bedroom window. Jenny always responded quickly and has compiled very complete written information for her guests. We would definitely stay here again.
Dec 2016
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Isla del Sol Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 890 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Updated in 2013! New vanities, hardware, bathroom fans and lights, fresh paint
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , New Simmons Beauty Rest Pillow Top
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold out sleeper sofa sleeps 2
  • Stunning views of the bay from both bedrooms! Walk-in closet in Master Bedroom, very roomy closet in the 2nd. All new furniture. Both bedrooms offer 32' flat screen TVs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Florida toll transponder in the unit for your convenience getting to/from the condo on Isla del Sol! Works only at the three tolls surrounding the island.


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Amazing water views! Near beaches, big pool & spa!
average rating of 4.8 based on 18 reviews

Relaxing stay at Pelican Grove

  • 5 of 5

Locationwise, excellent. Lots of activity on the bay - both boating and marine life. We managed to see a manatee (briefly!) as well as lots of dolphins from the balcony. Birdlife also kept us fascinated on the balcony. The property itself was spacious, with very comfortable beds (always important!) and fantastically equipped, well above our expectations. The welcoming snacks in the fridge and wine were also much appreciated. We would definitely come back to Pelican Grove!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thunder Bay, Canada

best location imaginable

  • 4 of 5

This condo is just perfect. It is beautifully situated within the complex with the best views. Lots of herons’ egrets and dolphin to watch from the patio or pool. You never have to miss a sunset. It is not situated in a high rise but the second floor of a two-story unit and felt very homey. Covered parking is a boon and it is just a very short walk to the front door. There is a very well-stocked kitchen and this is the only place we have ever rented that was thoughtful enough to have a first aid kit on hand which we had never before encountered as renters. Having the transpoder for the bridges that you will cross often gives you fast & free access through the toll booth.

Jenny was always quick responding to any questions we had before arrival and made sure everything was in order for our visit. She responded quickly to our few inquiries during the visit and we never felt abandoned by our landlord which is something you hear often from renters.

The complex itself is ideally located close to beaches, pubs & restaurants on the island. There are lots of grocery stores nearby to choose from. Close to the city of St Petersburg, golf courses and quick access to highways if you want to travel further. We discovered Tony and Nello’s for pizza and Mediterranean food while there and it is now my second favorite restaurant after Fresco’s on the Waterfront which is a quick drive into St Petersburg.

Thank you, Jenny, for sharing your second home with us.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto Ontario

Beautiful Pelican Cove

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Cove delivers! Beautifully styled, ideally situated In a lovely complex that has easy access to all of the best parts of St. Petersburg. Not that I wanted to leave it very often as I was happily entertained watching passing dolphins, manatees and all kinds of sea birds. If I wanted a change, I swam in the heated pool or sat in the hot tub overlooking the water. It doesn't get much better than that. My husband and I had a lovely six weeks. Jenny was an excellent hostess- thoughtful and responsive. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Spot

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the condo very much. Beautiful area, quiet & close to everything. We especially enjoyed the array of wildlife in the ocean view from our balcony. The condo was very well stocked with everything we needed. Thank you

Sharon & Rod Lee

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, PA

A wonderful month in this lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful month in this lovely condo in 2015 and are already looking forward to our return in 2016. The location is ideal—it is quiet and private, has great views, and is close to the beaches in Pass-A-Grille and Fort De Soto Park, a variety of great restaurants, shopping, and much more.

The decor, furnishings, maintenance, cleaning, towels and linens, and a kitchen stocked with a variety of pots, pans, and utensils all reflect the desire of the owners (Jenny and her family) to ensure a truly pleasurable experience.

The view of Boca Ciega Bay is particularly enjoyable. It affords the opportunity to spend hours calmly watching the dolphins and sailboats pass just yards away, the beautiful sunsets, and just taking in the peaceful surroundings.

Jenny is a pleasure to work with and talking with her reveals how committed the owners are to providing the setting for a relaxing and stress-free vacation. We have vacationed in several other properties at Isla, and this is clearly a “keeper.”

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful apartment; a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The corner apartment, with its great water views from the bedrooms and the living room was so well equipped it was like moving into one's own home; from the bed rooms to the living room to the bathrooms to the kitchen, every thing one needed was provided. The near-by reserved parking space added to the convenience of all. The apartment was immaculate upon my arrival and the information provided by the owners was complete. In sum, this apartment must be one of the best deals is Isla del Sol, and I envy those who will enjoy it.

Gene Hotchkiss

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18.6 Miles
St. Petersburg/Clearwater International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Boardwalk - Bar open late
Nearest Ferry
2.8 Miles
Shell Key Shuttle
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak - Tampa
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Boardwalk Pasta and Seafood
Nearest Ski
97 Miles
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
St. Pete Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Parking Permit $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Minimum stay is 30 days. If you're looking for a slightly shorter period of time, especially in the off-season, please contact us! We may have flexibility. Rents do not include 12% Florida tax, $50 parking, $125 cleaning fee. Please note that rates are subject to change without notice.

We accept bank transfer, checks, and eChecks and credit cards through HomeAway's reservation manager system.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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